itizen of the Valley, their families and friends would have known it, and we would have heard of it. The only justification of punishment is to act as a deterrent; if it is secret it can have no such effect, and is criminal revenge.
Now, during the time when Sheridan reports this carnival of crime, not over half a dozen of my men were taken prisoners; these were captured by a Captain Blazer (who was soon after annihilated by Richards) and sent to a Northern prison.
Their names are given in Scott's Partisan Life, page 290. If Sheridan hung them there was a resurrection, for they returned home after the war, and I know some of them are living now. He also speaks of exterminating three of my officers.
Now, during that time I lost but one officer—Lieutenant Frank Fox. Captain Sam Chapman routed the 6th New York cavalry near Berryville; Fox was severely wounded and left at a farm house.
Afterward Torbert came along with his cavalry corps, put him in an ambulance, and sent him to Harper
eneral S. D., killed, 7.
Reprisal or retaliation in war, 270, 314.
Richards, Major E. A., Address of, 253.
Richmond, Did General Lee counsel its abandonment?
Richmond City, gunboat, 221.
Rich Mountain campaign in 1861, 38.
Rockbridge county, Roster of Company C, 1st Virginia cavalry, from, 377.
Rodes, General R E., killed, 5
Ropes, John Codman, historian, 83.
Rosser, General T. L., 283.
Sailor's Creek, Battle of, 324.
Sanders, Palmer, killed, 141.
Scott, Colonel W. C., 44.
Secession, Right of, 61, 114; advocated by Massachusetts, 65; by the N. Y. Tribune, 67; cause of, 81.
Seddon, James A., 317.
Sedgwick, General, John, killed, 37.
Seward, W. H., 375.
Sharpsburg, Battle of, 49, 200.
Sheridan, General P. H., 173, 314.
Slavery, Virginia did not fight for, 76; pro-tested against continuation of, 77; the emancipation proclamation, 64.
Slave trade, Debate on the, in 1858, 99.
Smith, Mrs. F. H., 184, 259
South, Vindication of the, 60;
, Sitlington, Staples, Alex, H. H. Stuart, Chapman J. Stuart, White, and Willey--46.
Nays--Messrs. Ambler, Armstrong, Blakey, Blow, Rouldin, Boyd. Branch, Bruce, Caperton, Chambliss, Conn, Robert Y. Conrad, James H. Cox. Richard H. Cox. Fisher, Flournoy, Garland, Holcombe, Hunton, Isbell. Marmaduke Johnson, Kent, Kilby, Leake, McComas, James B. Mallory, Marshall, Marye, Miller, Montague, Morrie, Morton, Neblett, Nelson, Parks, Preston. Price, Randolph, Richardson, Robert E. Scott, William C. Scott Seawell, Sheffey, Slaughter, Southall, Speed, Spurieck, Strange, Sutherlin, Tredway, Robert H. Turner, Franklin P. Turner, Whitfleid, Wilson, and Wysor--61.
So the motion to lay on the table was carried in the negative.
The resolutions were then referred to the Committee on Federal Relations.
Order of the day.
The hour of 11 having arrived, the President announced that the Convention would go into Committee of the Whole, pursuant to order.
Mr. Boyd, of Botetourt, ask
Yeas.--Messrs Armstrong, Aston, Baylor, Berlin, Boggess, Brown, Burdett, Burley, Byrne, Carlile, Carter, C.B. Conrad, Robt. Y. Conrad, Couch, Jas. H Cox, Custis, Deskins, Dorman, Dulany, Early, French, Fugate, Gillespie, Gray, A. Hall, E. B. Hall, Haymond, Hoge, Holiday, Hubbard, Hughes, Hall, Jackson, P. C. Johnstone, Kilby, Lewis, McComas, McGrew, McNeil, Macfarland, Marshall, Marr, Maslin, Masters, Moffett, Moore, Orrick, Osburn, Parks, Pendleton, Porter, Price, Pugh.
Wm. C. Scott, Sharp, Sitlington, Spurlock, A. H. H. Stuart, C. J. Stuart, Summers, Tarr, Taylor, Whitfield, Wickham, Willey, and Wilson--66.
Nays.--Messrs. Janney, (President,) Ambler, Baldwin, A. M. Barbour, Jas. Barbour, Blakey, Blow, Boisseau, Borst, Boyd, Branch, Brent, Cabell, Campbell, Chambliss, Chapman, Coffman, Coun, Richard H. Cox, Echols, Fisher, Flourney, Forbes, Garland, Graham, Gravely, Gregory, Goggin, John Goode, T. F. Goode, C. Hall, L. S. Hall, Hammond, Harvie, Holcombe, Hunton,
e, Gravely, A. Hall, E. B. Hall, Hammond, Hoge, Holladay, Hubbard, Jackson, Marmaduke Johnson, P. C. Johnston, Lewis, McComas, McGrew, Macfarland, Maslin, Moffett, Moore, Orrick, Osburn, Patrick, Pendleton, Price, Pugh, Rives, Robert E. Scott, Wm. C. Scott, Sharp, Sillington, Spurlock, A. H. H. Stuart, C. J. Stuart, Summers, Tarr, Tayloe, and Willey.--50.
Nays.--Messrs. Ambler, Armstrong, Jas. Barbour, Blakey, Boissean, Borst, Boyd, Branch, Brent, Bruce, Byrne, Cabell, Chambliss, Chapman, C, Holladay, Hubbard, Jackson, Marmaduke Johnson, Peter C. Johnston, Kilby, Lewis, McComas, McGrew, McNeil, Macfarland, James B. Mallory, Maslin, Moffett, Moore, Orrick, Osburn, Patrick, Pendleton, Preston, Price, Pugh, Rives, Robt. E. Scott, William C. Scott, Sharp, Sillington, Slaughter, Southall, Speed, Spurlock, A. H. H. Stuart, Chapman J. Stuart, Summers, Tarr, Tayloe, Tredway, Waller, IWhitfield, Willey, and Wilson.--74.
So the amendment was defeated.
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